Bio: BC Phillips

BC grew up in Catoosa, Oklahoma. He moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2009. He did his associate’s work at Rogers State University, completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government at Ashford University (now The University of Arizona Global Campus), and earned his master’s degree in Administrative Leadership at The University of Oklahoma. After managing an Edmond area screen printing shop for several years, BC moved into the nonprofit sector. In 2014 he joined CASA of Oklahoma County, where he now works as the Director of Communications and Marketing. As part of the administrative team, BC helps guide the day-to-day decision-making process of the organization of over 300 volunteers who annually serve nearly 800 county foster youth.

BC has organizing at heart. In 2010 he co-founded a gaming community for vintage video game collectors, which by 2014 had grown large enough to launch its own event. From 2014-2017, BC and his colleagues organized SUPER! BitCon, a gaming convention held at State Fair Park. At its peak, over 4,000 people attended the event. Community service was core to the gaming group, which regularly hosted fundraisers to benefit those experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City.

At CASA, BC has been at the fore of efforts to enhance diversification within the organization. He ran a grant-funded program focused on marketing to communities of color, spearheaded CASA’s first ever participation in OKC Pride events, and was a member of the inaugural Inclusive Leadership Institute hosted by Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. In 2019, BC wrote and helped produce a CASA advertisement focused on urban volunteer recruitment that won a 2020 Addy Award. The ad has now been used by urban programs all around the country for recruitment and fundraising.